Eat a lot of elephant meat. Is it high in protein and grass fed? Not sure but it will certainly allow you to get a lot done, simplify your life and enable you to better achieve your goals in many situations. You’ve heard the saying ‘how do you eat an elephant – one bite at a time’.
That mentality has helped me tremendously since I first heard the expression. In today’s fast paced 24/7 now now now technology laden world we have less time than ever. The majority of people feel overwhelmed most of the time. This is not a good or healthy way to live.
Trying to get everything done all at once is the same thing as attempting to inhale an elephant in one sitting. You’re going to have some pretty severe indigestion. And a lot of frustration.
I am a big believer in goals; setting them, planning and strategizing on the best ways to achieve them. While it is important to aim high and have lofty goals one must first break them down into smaller or shorter term goals that will ultimately lead to the big one.
For example if your long term goal is to lose 50 pounds of body fat what smaller goals should you come up with to achieve along the way? Maybe for now you’d be best served with tracking your nutritional intake to see what needs to be changed and set your initial goal at dropping 5 pounds. If you are unsure of what to change or how to eat, enlist the guidance of a qualified professional.
When you have smaller goals it gives you a couple of advantages. First, it simplifies the process and gives you something concrete to focus on. The idea of losing 50 pounds can be quite daunting to say the least and looking solely at the end result will lead to frustration. It's a lot easier to make small changes and see a 5 pound drop in a relatively short period of time.
Secondly, it’s far more achievable and will give you the satisfaction of completing it and checking it off your to do list. While you still have along way to go to your ultimate goal you are on the right path and moving in the right direction.
Viewing your life’s goals as a series of smaller ones will lead to an overall better quality of life, satisfaction, happiness and success. Keep the lofty goals within your sight while focusing on smaller ones along the way. This series of small successes will keep you on track. Often before you realize it you will look down at your plate and be amazed that there’s not much of the elephant left. It all adds up.